Sports Journalism


Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

19 hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Communications and Journalism Department.

The certificate program in sports journalism provides students a basic understanding of the field of sports journalism. The program combines theoretical information with writing and production experience. Webster University will issue a certificate recognizing the successful completion (C or better in all courses) of a 19-credit-hour core in sports journalism. All courses must be taken at Webster University.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

Course Requirements

  • Introductory level media production class (video, audio, interactive digital media, photography) (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1030 Fundamentals of Reporting (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1830 Broadcast Delivery and Interpretation (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1930 Sports Broadcasting (3 hours)
  • JOUR 3300 Newspaper Production Workshop (4 hours)
  • JOUR 3050 Sports Reporting (3 hours)

Portfolio Requirements

Students obtaining a certificate in sports journalism complete a portfolio of their work as part of the requirements of JOUR 3300 Newspaper Production Workshop, under the supervision of their professor.